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Thieves Break Into Arik Airplane In Lagos, Strip Cockpit Gadgets

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Suspected thieves have broken into an Arik Air aircraft parked at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, stealing valuable gadgets.

The break-in, according to findings, has left the Boeing 737 aircraft grounded without its Flight Management Computer (FMC) and other accessories.

Arik spokesperson, Banji Ola confirmed the security breach, saying the matter has been reported to appropriate authorities.

Sdb Live News learnt that the Boeing 737-73V, with registration number EI-ULN, was raided between 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday night when the airplane was parked, and 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, when the break-in was first noticed.

The FMC is a fundamental component of a modern airliner’s gadgets. It is a specialised computer system that automates a wide variety of in-flight tasks, reducing the workload on the flight crew to the point that modern civilian aircraft no longer carry flight engineers or navigators. A primary function is in-flight management of the flight plan.

Aviation stakeholders said the break-in and removal of the FMC could only have been done by an insider with technical know-how.

Written by: Ayomide Ayodele

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